Interactive Downtown Albion / 301 South Superior Street

Historical Name: Penny’s Building
Street Address:
 301 S. Superior Street
Block Name:
 n/a
Building Date:
 c.1940
Arch. Style: 
Modern

Architectural Description
Two-stories, clad in square enameled panels. The second floor is pierced by ribbon windows set in aluminum frames. The street level carries large single-plate glass display windows. The entry is embellished with multi color tile work. J.C. Penney Company is spelled out in black tiles on a white tile background.

Historical Information
This structure is one of the most recent additions to the historic downtown area. It was built in 1940 between two already existing structures.Until the late 1980’s it was occupied by J.C. Penny’s. Since being shut down,the largest display space in Albion has remained empty. The present owner of the building has attempted to maintain the roof to protect the property, but there is significant water damage on the second floor and in the basement.